Sealants are used to keep food and plaque out of the deep grooves of your, or your children’s, back teeth. They do not require anesthetic, and they can help prevent tooth decay when they are done properly. They are not a “guarantee,” but they are especially helpful for teeth that have a deep-grooved, gnarly groove pattern on them.
What are dental sealants?
Sealants are a thin, tooth-colored coating which are applied to the chewing surfaces of teeth. They form a smooth surfaces over the pits and grooves of the tooth. Sealants are usually provided for children, but our Dr. Hockel may also recommend them for adults with deeper grooves in their teeth or who are at greater risk of tooth decay.
What are the benefits of sealants?
Sealants work to:
• Block out bacteria and food debris
• Prevent cavities and tooth decay
• Make it easier to clean your teeth through brushing
Sealants can be applied in just one, short visit to our office.
If you want to receive a dental sealant or ensure that your child receives this treatment, contact our office at 925-478-7776 to make an appointment with our dentists.
Dr. Brian J. Hockel and Dr. Rebecca Jardine are pleased to serve patients from Walnut Creek, Clayton, Concord, and Lafayette, California, as well as from the greater San Francisco East Bay area and beyond.